In the past week since the release of Final Fantasy: Random Encounter, something you may have read about here on Final Fantasy Network, there hasn’t been much news of remixes pertaining to this series. If there was, it was probably already covered elsewhere here. I also mentioned in that article the album project I am directing, entitled Audio Engineering: A Cid Tribute Project.
Now, if you’ve played any of the Final Fantasy games, which you probably have considering you’re here on this site, you’d know that nearly every game has a character named Cid. Heck, even The Spirits Within had its own Cid, spelled with an S in that instance. Though the character may not be the same, he tends to always be related to machinery in some way. There wasn’t even a Cid in the original Famicom/NES version of the first game, but they added one in Dawn of Souls, making him the Lufenian who created the Airship long ago. He was also given far more importance in the Dissidia games.
Anyways, this project currently covers all fourteen main installments, in addition to Type-0, Tactics Advance, and Mystic Quest. The basic rule of thumb is that if the theme can be linked to a Cid, there’s a good chance it can be remixed for the project. Expect the project sometime in 2013, at the latest.
Now I wouldn’t leave you with all this info and nothing to show for it; that wouldn’t be cool. So I give to you an exclusive track off the album, the only finished one so far. Coming from Tuberz McGee, this arranges the songs “Musica Machina,” “Fire-Powered Ship,” and “Ancient Library” from Final Fantasy V. This is “Heart of the Machine.”